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John W Barrus, Gregory J Wolff: System and method for automatic generation of visual representations and links in a hierarchical messaging system. Ricoh Company, Fenwick & West, February 17, 2004: US06693652 (119 worldwide citation)

A multimedia message system automatically generates visual representations (thumbnails) of message or media objects and references (links) between media objects; nests messages within themselves; and automatically updates generated thumbnails. An object, including a thumbnail image of the object&apo ...


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John W Barrus: System for unencumbered measurement and reporting of body posture. Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America, Robert K Tendler Esq, October 29, 1996: US05570301 (57 worldwide citation)

A system for unencumbered measurement of body posture or attitude utilizes on-encumbering force or proximity sensors to monitor an individual, where the individual need not be aware of the presence or action of the sensors. Outputs from these sensors are analyzed to infer body posture or attitude. I ...


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John W Barrus: Check boxes for identifying and processing stored documents. Ricoh, Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman, June 23, 2009: US07552381 (44 worldwide citation)

A user selects one or more check boxes on a collection coversheet to identify, by location on the coversheet, target documents within a previously stored collection of documents. The check boxes also specify actions to be performed on the target documents. The coversheet is scanned and the check box ...


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John W Barrus, Gregory J Wolff, William R Softky: Systems and methods for providing rich multimedia messages to remote users using telephones and facsimile machines. Ricoh Company, Fenwick & West, August 31, 2004: US06784899 (35 worldwide citation)

A system for receiving, sending and creating multimedia messages includes an audio communication device, a visual output device, a remote access system and a multimedia message system. The audio communication device is coupled to the remote access system to provide audio input and control signals, a ...


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John W Barrus, Kim McCall, Audrey Tsang, Gregory J Wolff, Marko Balabanovic: System and method for audio creation and editing in a multimedia messaging environment. Ricoh Company, Fenwick & West, May 29, 2007: US07225405 (30 worldwide citation)

A system for editing audio objects in which a variety of audio objects are represented as images and laid out in a 2 dimensional visual environment. The system includes a display unit, a processing unit, a user interface unit, and a device for playing/receiving audio. The system has the capability t ...


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John W Barrus, Richard C Waters: System for designing a virtual environment utilizing locales. Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America, Robert K Tendler, April 7, 1998: US05736990 (24 worldwide citation)

A system for virtual environments in which graphical objects are depicted in a space to achieve the required high accuracy regardless of location through establishing locales or subdivisions of the global coordinate system and establishing an origin for each locale, such that the specification of po ...


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John W Barrus: Method and apparatus for simulating the appearance of paving stone on an existing driveway. Systems Paving, Fenwick & West, December 13, 2005: US06975334 (22 worldwide citation)

Using a digital camera, special markers, and a computer system, an image is taken of an existing surface that is usually a driveway or a walkway. The boundary of the surface to be modified is manually or automatically selected and the markers are also either manually or automatically selected. The u ...


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John W Barrus, Gregory J Wolff, Kurt Wesley Piersol, Bradly Rhodes, Stephen R Savitzky: Document collection manipulation. Ricoh, Patent Law Works, July 13, 2010: US07757162 (17 worldwide citation)

In a system for inputting and managing document collections, the order in which documents are presented to the system dictates the organization and hierarchy for the electronically stored document collection. Users can add annotations to documents and collections by writing on a coversheet; the syst ...


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John W Barrus: Rapid and efficient terrain surface finding system. Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America, Dirk Brinkman, November 23, 1999: US05990896 (17 worldwide citation)

A system for quickly finding a point in a virtual environment "on the gro" or beneath another point involves finding the intersection of a "ground" polygon representing the terrain with a single ray representing the direction of gravity emanating from the original point. After appropriate polygons a ...


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John W Barrus, Gregory J Wolff, Kenneth F Gudan: Copying documents from electronic displays. Ricoh, Patent Law Works, October 9, 2012: US08286083 (12 worldwide citation)

A system including a Multi Function Printer/Product/Peripheral (MFP) and a portable computing device adapted to allow automatic copying of documents by the MFP from the portable computing device. The portable computing device includes a display, a plurality of sensors for detecting light, a light de ...